Trailer Winch Guide

Whether you need to winch a old tractor from a pasture or pull a friend out of a ditch, trailer winches can be a life saver. Trailer winches have literally thousands of recreational and commercial uses. Once you add a winch to your trailer, you will wonder how you ever did without.

We currently offer both Superwinch and Warn winches for our trailers. We typically recommend the 8k winches for most carhauler and tilt trailers and the 12k/18k winches for gooseneck, pintle, and heavy tilt trailers. If you would like to see mounting plate locations please view our winch plate guide.


Superwinch TS 9500 (9,500 lbs)

Superwinch TS 9500

Trailer Models: B5, B6, B8, C5, CC, C8, TF, TH, TM, T6, T7, T5, P7, & P8

  • Option Code: -WN95
  • Economy Model
  • 9,500 lb. (4,309 kg) pulling capacity (single line)
  • Weather Sealed 5.2 HP Motor
  • Heavy Duty 3 Stage Gearbox
  • Heavy Duty Drum Supports
  • Weather Sealed Solenoids
  • Severe-Duty Textured Finish
  • Heavy-Duty Rubber Hand-held Remote
  • Stainless Steel Tie Bars and Hardware
  • Ergonomically Shaped Freespool Control

Superwinch Talon 12.5 (12,500 lbs)

Superwinch Talon 12.5

Trailer Models: FS, FD, LD, SD, SY, LY, FY, F8, TD, T8, T9, T5, T7, C8, & B8

  • Option Code: -WN12
  • 12,500 lb. (5,670 kg) pulling capacity (single line)
  • Sealed 6 hp (4.48 kw) Series Wound Motor
  • 2-Stage Planetary and 2-Stage Spur Gearing
  • Gear Ratio 148:1
  • Vented, Sealed Submersible Solenoid with 3-Year Warranty
  • Clutch Free-spooling Clutch/Pull and Turn
  • Automatic/100% Load Holding Brake (outside of drum)
  • 15' Sealed Ergonomic Hand-held with Coiled Cord
  • 10" x 4.5" (254mm x 114.3mm) Mounting Plate
  • Wire Rope 3/8" x 85’ (9.5mm x 26m)

Superwinch Talon 18.0 (18,000 lbs)

Superwinch Talon 18

Trailer Models: FS, FD, LD, SD, SY, LY, FY, F8, TD, T8, T9, T5, T7, C8, & B8

  • Option Code: -WN18
  • 18,000 lbs (8,165 kg) rated line pull
  • Sealed 6 hp (4.48 kw) Series Wound Motor
  • 2-Stage Planetary and 2-Stage Spur Gearing
  • Gear Ratio 346:1
  • Vented, Sealed Submersible Solenoid with 3-Year Warranty
  • Clutch Free-spooling Clutch/Pull and Turn
  • Automatic/100% Load Holding Brake (outside of drum)
  • 15' Sealed Ergonomic Hand-held with Coiled Cord
  • 10" x 4.5" (254mm x 114.3mm) Mounting Plate
  • Wire Rope 1/2" x 90’ (13mm x 27.43m)

Warn Zeon 8 (8,000 lbs)

Warn Zeon 8 Winch

Trailer Models: B5, B6, B8, C5, CC, C8, TF, TH, TM, T6, T7, T5, P7, & P8

  • Option Code: -WN08
  • 8,000 lb. (3630 kg) single-line pulling capacity
  • Satin-black powder-coated finish with stainless steel fasteners and clutch lever looks great and inhibits corrosion. Improved winch sealing to keep the elements out.
  • Large diameter winch drum reduces rope wear, is light weight, and has an integrated rope anchor for easy rope installation.
  • 100 ft of 5/16" galvanized steel wire rope
  • WARN Limited Lifetime Warranty

Warn Zeon M12000 (12,000 lbs)
Warn Zeon M12000 (12,000 lbs)

Warn M12000 Winch

Trailer Models: FS, FD, LD, SD, SY, LY, FY, F8, TD, T8, T9, T5, T7, C8, & B8

  • 12,000 lb. (5,440 kg) pulling capacity (single line)
  • Large frame winch design is designed to handle heavier winch loads
  • Series-wound, high-speed motor provides fast line speed and strong pulls
  • Brake provides superior control while winching
  • Remote-mount control box allows for various mounting options
  • Durable 3-stage planetary geartrain for smooth, reliable, operation
  • Remote control with 12' (3.7m) lead
  • Chip-resistant powder-coated finish
  • 125' of 3/8" (38m of 9.5mm) diameter wire rope